It still felt pretty devastating. I tend to fall apart easily when I run into these kinds of roadblocks. The positive thing is that I only mildly fell apart, and while Iím not exactly happy about it, I did not completely fall apart.
Nicole is still feeling down, and a long-term back problem has flared up, again. When I heard, I invited her out to dinner as soon as it was practically possible. I was remembering what I had learned about extroverts, and how difficult it is for an extrovert to be left alone. The majority of her interaction with others comes from physical activities. When that is out, what is left for her?
Weíre going to meet tonight. Iím not canceling on her, and itís not out of obligation. I truly do want to go out and be with my friend. I donít need to scamper off to a dark cave and sulk.
If you go to her site and see her pictures, believe it or not, sheís actually prettier in real life. I know that hardly seems possible, but she is a former beauty queen.
About a decade ago, I met her for the first time. Back then, I had a fundamental distrust of anyone beautiful. I thought there was a direct relationship between prettiness and meanness. All that mean-girl stuff from junior high and high school can deeply scar a person, let me tell you. Her sweetness and humility completely changed that, for me. I was finally able to stop running away from pretty people and because of that, able to find friends that were true kindred spirits.
|Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 at 1:33 PM|